November 5, 2016
Leyte Sub-Provincial Jail, Baybay City, Leyte, Philippines
Albuera, Leyte Mayor Ronald Espinosa Sr. allegedly fought back arrest and fired at CIDG agents inside his jail cell while they were allegedly serving him a “search warrant” for “illegal possession of firearms” at 4 in the morning.
Espinosa was the first alleged narco-mayor who surrendered after Duterte released the narco-list of politicians to the media. Out of fear, he also asked his son, Kerwin to surrender as well. He exposed his son’s “illegal drug involvement” in August.
Raul Yap, another inmate allegedly also resisted arrest while being served a “warrant for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002”.
Sunshine Mallari, 18 years old, was just riding on her uncle’s tricycle on the way home from a hearing from Metropolitan Trial Court. Her uncle, Enrique “Bong” Mendiola seems to be the target of motorcycle-riding vigilantes and Sunshine was just “collateral damage”.
Mendiola is a barangay tanod in Barangay Mangga Cacutud, Arayat, Pampanga. He is 35 years old and leaves two young sons.
It was Sunshine’s first time to vote and she proudly shared in her Facebook account who is her candidate.
July 8, 2016
Meycauayan, Bulacan, Philippines
PO3 Michael Lee Manalad was found dead with a cardboard written with “PULIS NA PUSHER, WAG TULARAN”. Manalad was accused of being a drug peddler and was killed by vigilantes. He was still wearing his police uniform
There is no official complaint against Manalad linking him to the accusation of being a drug trafficker but he is on the list of policemen under surveillance.
PO3 Michael Lee Manalad leaves a wife and two children.
Perfecto Padilla, 52, a dedicated church elder from Sultan Kudarat, Philippines, was brutally murdered by two Muslim men on Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. local time.
Perfecto was resting outside his house in a hammock when two Muslim men came by on motorbikes and fired from approximately five metres away what was believed to be a 45-caliber pistol, witnesses said. He was struck by seven bullets. The assailants immediately fled the scene.
Perfecto’s 12-year-old daughter, Naomi, ran to her father, crying and screaming for help. A pastor named William was nearby visiting a church member, when he heard the screaming and immediately went to provide assistance. Seeing the seriousness of the wounds, William borrowed a tricycle and took Perfecto to the hospital, but the wounded man died on the journey. Prayer Request for Naomi and Joseph, children of Perfecto Padilla
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